January 18, 2018
OIL&GAS TESTING MAY CAUSE TRAFFIC DELAYS DURING NEXT WEEK
HIGHWAY DISTRICT 12 (January 18, 2018) – People in Martin and Lawrence counties will see a long, unfamiliar truck on some roads during the next week. Traffic will be delayed a few minutes as the machinery conducts seismic testing.
Jody Hunt, Permits Engineer at Highway District 12, explained that Precision Geophysical of Millersburg, Ohio, is conducting seismic testing for oil and gas deposits in Lawrence and Martin counties. The big rig that you will see along the roads will stop periodically and a plate will descend from underneath the truck. The plate picks up vibes from underneath the earth to determine the location and density of any oil and gas deposits that may be there.
The routes for testing include the following: LAWRENCE COUNTY: KY 773, KY 1395, KKY 1496, KY 3, KY 32. MARTIN COUNTY: KY 3, KY 40, KY 645, and KY 3.
Hunt asked motorists to be respectful of the mobile work zone as it travels along the roadways. “There will be flaggers and signs, flashing lights and such to alert motorists when they are coming upon this mobile unit. Just slow down and be patient. The delays won’t be long.”